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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 10, 2010 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

Thanks! I'll be taking a trip to Cambridge MA to visit my grandmother, which will be great. I'm turning 21... kind of surreal.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Oct 10, 2010 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

hey kiddo! happy bday! as a relatively new forum member I figured you were some kind of old fogey like the rest of us. so glad you are here.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 10, 2010 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

thanks shakeit! and, nice name!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 10, 2010 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

Oh my frickin gawd! Not another ONE...are you serious? I somehow forget (hmmm...don't even go there) how many of you kids (!!!) are Forumites these days. I have chatted so much with DPol's that I always recall he's a college age punk (thus "junior" to me), but I have completely lost track on your case...Holy Cow! You were only SIX when JG passed, and I had "dropped out" of the DEAD for SEVEN yrs on the day you were born (I was a daddy, but don't recall if I sat down and cried).

If only I could be 21 again...I'd love to go through meeting my wife again; I'd love to go through all the family gatherings (with everyone present), and most pathetically--and trivially--I'd love to have my 21 yr old knee and lumbar region back!

Have fun with Gram; always loved chatting with mine--one wasn't around much, but the other always greeted me with a piercing, tear producing pinch on the cheek (no, not THAT cheek), and a loud "Howse ma little man?"...hated it then, but love it now.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 10, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

Garcia's death was one of my earliest memories. Dad came home from work heavily bummed, I think he was crying, and he put on some dead CD (Without A Net i think, but I'm not sure why I think that) and told me what had happened. I don't think I knew who the dead were at that point. Then I didn't actually really start living and breathing the music until college.

It's strange turning 21; it seems kind of a weird number for everybody to get so worked up about, probably more to me since I don't drink anymore anyway. It's also going to be weird because it's fall break here, and barely anyone is around, so it's just going to be my and my grandma. She's decidedly _not_ of the cheek-pulling variety, she's a sassy British woman and she's actually really engaging, if a little (ahem) forward. Don't think I've ever visited her by myself before, so this should be interesting. All my other grandparents have passed, so I'm trying to bond with this one as much as I can these days.

Not sure what show to grab for the drive out to Cambridge, it's roughly four hours away, so I might go for a couple '68s... hmmm...

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Poster: roughyed Date: Oct 10, 2010 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

Happy birthday as it's now 10-11-10 in Britain, or is it 11-10-10? Ask your Grandma!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 10, 2010 2:31pm
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happy birthday, many happy returns of the day ...

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 10, 2010 2:37pm
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thanks ringo!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 10, 2010 1:09pm
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You graduated High School in the digital world. I'm not sure how to express that year in binary, as I don't know which year it was.

I graduated High School in the analog world. I'm damned proud of which year it was.

Class of 69!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 10, 2010 1:12pm
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That was defn a good yr; 67 was another...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 10, 2010 1:47pm
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As I understand it, you're '56 vintage (thereabouts anyway) so how did you manage to graduate high school in '67? I'm perfectly prepared to accept that it was an early manifestation of genius (rather than a recent manifestation of senility...)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 10, 2010 2:55pm
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Hmmm, not sure I got ya; did you think I meant I did? Sorry--crossed our wires there--you wouldn't insist I have to have graduated in it to view it as a good year, right? I just knew a lot of folks that did in the SF area, and it was a good yr to come of age, so to speak. My yr, mid 70s, was a bit blah, if you follow. If I could've picked a yr to graduate from HS it would've been 67, let me put it that way...but, of course, looking back on it now, I am happy enough to have been stuck with the yr I was. Led Zep was king, disco was around the corner, and 70s butt-rock was in full swing.

Hmmm, well, maybe I do wanna swap still...?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 10, 2010 3:00pm
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OK - forgive me. I naively assumed (more fool me) that since high school graduation was the current topic that your post might just have had some glancing relevance to said discussion. I apologise for failing to anticipate that your maverick nature would latch upon this opportunity to nominate some random date with obscure though no doubt meaningful significance to yourself. Furthermore, if the tongue in cheek nature of this riposte is not obvious to you I shall feel obliged to deliver a swift kick to your posterior.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 10, 2010 2:35pm
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Yes, Sir Wm. how is it you managed to graduate at such a tender age.

and a hearty +1 for Monte's "Class of '69"

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 10, 2010 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-10-10

111 - '07

or,

11111010111 - 2007